During the recording of our For the Love of Books and More episode, Lauren ran into some technical difficulties. Her computer crashed several times. Even though Lauren was gone for a few minutes, Leah and Mandy kept talking. This bonus episode is their conversation in Lauren’s absence. Enjoy!
In this episode we share what we have been reading and so much more! This one is extra long, so you can enjoy it over the course of a few days if you want! Listen in as we share books we have read, tv shows and movies we are loving, music and podcasts we are listening to, and even some video games and board games we have been enjoying! All content mentioned in the episode is listed below! (Episode recorded on January 20, 2023)
In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 1981 Newbery Medal Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson. Our discussion does get into some slightly mature themes (coming of age/sexual awakening), so use your own judgement if you are listening while little ears are present. We hope you enjoy this discussion of Katherine Paterson’s second Newbery Medal winning book! (Age recommendation for this book: 13 and up)
In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 1995 Newbery Medal, Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. If you haven’t read this book and want to avoid spoilers, we suggest you read the book before listening to this episode. There are several plot twists in the story and we were here for it! We hope you will take us along with you as you run errands, fold laundry, or go for a walk! (Age recommendation for this book: 12 and up)
In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 1953 Newbery Medal, Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark. Our conversation takes us to many topics including the salt pits of Peru, behind the scenes of The Emperor’s New Groove, and Charlotte’s Web. Whether you are in the car, at home, or out for a jog, we hope you will take us along with you!
In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 1947 Newbery Medal Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey. This book is filled with fun characters, nature, and a little bit of magic. Grab a cup of coffee and listen along to our conversation as you run errands, clean your house, or whenever you like to listen to podcasts!
In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 1999 Newbery Medal: Holes by Louis Sachar! This year has been rough for our podcast, but we are glad that we were able to get in one Newbery book discussion before the end of 2020! Grab some Christmas cookies and a mug of cocoa and listen in to our discussion!
In our second episode of For the Love of Books Season 2, we each share three books we have read in the past few months. One of us has gone through some big life changes since our last recording, so it was fun to catch up and hear about her exciting news! Grab a muffin and a cup of tea and listen in to our bookish conversation!
Who’s up for a movie night?! In the midst of all the craziness, we wanted to do something fun. We ladies here at Team Friendship love the movie You’ve Got Mail with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, so we decided to do a commentary! Grab a snack and your favorite beverage! Feel free to listen to our commentary as you watch the movie, or you can also simply listen to us comment on the movie!
*If you do not own a copy of You’ve Got Mail, you can rent it for $3.99 from Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play Movies, iTunes, or Vudu!
For the Love of Books is back! In this first episode of season 2, we catch up with each other and discuss all things books and entertainment! We received some listener feedback, and it was fun hearing about what everyone has been up to! Our discussion ranges from the 2020 ALA Youth Media Awards to books we have been reading to TV series we have been watching! And, of course, we discuss the new Little Women film! We hope you enjoy this episode all about our love of books and more!
As we draw near to the end of 2019, we reflect on this past year of reading. From favorite books to reading goals to bookish items on our Christmas lists, we cover a lot of ground! Special thanks to everyone who commented or wrote us a message. We love our listeners, and it was so much fun to include you all in this episode! Grab some Peanut Butter M&M’s and a cup of tea and listen in to our 2019 Year in Review!
In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 2019 Newbery Medal, Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina! We also share some book news and listener feedback! So grab a cup of tea and get cozy as you listen to our discussion of this heartwarming book!
Nutrition, suspense, adult fiction, memoir, mystery, young adult, historical fiction, non-fiction, rom-com, and of course, middle-grade fiction! It’s all in this episode of For the Love of Books! Grab a cup of tea and some chocolate-covered berries and listen in to this episode where we share some book love from our favorite summer reads!
In this episode of Reading the Newberys we discuss the winner of the 2001 Newbery Medal, A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck! We also share book news and listener feedback. Grab a glass of lemonade and some chocolate covered blueberries and listen in to this episode!